Ignite Wellness Summit
June 26, 2019
Registration and Breakfast
Good Health is Good Business
In this opening session, learn why leading businesses are prioritizing external and internal health and well-being efforts.
Everybody Wins: How Healthy Workplaces Benefit Employees, Businesses, and Communities
Wellness programs continue to evolve in ways that bring greater workplace satisfaction and productivity to employees and a greater ROI to companies. Learn about cutting-edge, innovative workplace wellness programs across a variety of industries and the successes, challenges in their implementation, and impacts on communities more broadly.
Reinventing the Food System
From food deserts to affordability, getting healthy food to the people who need it most can be challenging. Sam Polk, a former hedge fund trader turned successful social entrepreneur in the food industry, shares his quest for improving health in low-income communities and beyond.
Visionary Perspectives on Improving Health Equity
This session will share how the private sector is harnessing their resources and expertise to increase health access for communities in need.
Transition to Lunch
The Power of Partnerships: Giving More People a Reason To Smile
According to the Mayo Clinic, taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America helps protect oral health by providing equity and access to dental care for underserved and at-risk individuals. Listen to how Guardian’s partnerships with the Children’s Health Fund and the Dental Lifeline Network are providing more people with necessary dental resources and education, improving their quality of life.
Rejuvenating the Workforce Through Biomedicine
New developments in the biomedical field have the potential to accelerate healing and recovery in ways yet unseen. Hear from Tim Shannon of DSM Biomedical about how regenerative medical solutions are improving the health of businesses and their employees.
The Future of Wellness
Data are advancing all facets of the U.S. health care system. In this insightful session, learn how data are being used to improve health outcomes and how it will shape the health care system going forward.
barre3 is a full-body balanced workout that combines strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. Local barre3 14th Street Studio owner, Alicia Sokol, will lead us in a movement break to get our minds focused and our hearts pumping.
Mental Health at Work
While tackling mental health can be challenging, companies are in a powerful position to help change attitudes and offer a support system. National Council for Behavioral President & CEO Charles Ingoglia will share how companies can create work cultures that better support mental health and emotional well-being.
Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I Am One
With the release of her New York Times best-selling memoir Natural Disaster: I Cover Them, I am One, Ginger Zee brings readers along the immensely difficult path that took her from a depressed fledgling meteorologist to the first female chief network meteorologist at a network. She struggled with significant mental health issues that went undiagnosed until she entered that inpatient therapy and began—slowly but surely—to get her on track. Despite all of this dysfunction, self-doubt, and turmoil, Ginger has managed to build a remarkable career and family. Today, she brings us her message of resilience and self-care.
Transition to Working Sessions
Innovative Partnerships and Practices to Improve Global Health
Hunger, nutritional deficiencies, and noncommunicable diseases are just some of the health issues that affect a large percentage of the developing world. Learn from companies addressing these topics head-on through innovation and community health partnerships.
Getting on Board: Business Involvement in Community Health
There are myriad options for companies to work to better the health of their communities, but where does a company start to determine how to maximize its impact? In this session, hear from companies about how they best engage with their communities and business partners who work to further enhance businesses' effect on community health.
A Look at Food Through the Lens of Health, Wellness, and Sustainability
As consumers and employees become more conscious of how food affects their health, companies are working to meet their demands. This session focuses on the food movements that are shaking up the home and workplace and the companies that are innovating to address hunger and health.
June 27, 2019
Registration and Breakfast
The Art and Science of Wellness
In the year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Listen to Kevin share his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching us the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience.
Creating More Inclusive Work Cultures: Innovative Ideas to Foster Emotional Health and Well Being in the Workplace
Personal and workplace mental health issues can weigh on employees, affecting the productivity and overall well-being. Hear from company experts that have used novel solutions to create supportive workplaces that allow employees to thrive.
It Doesn’t Take a Superpower
Introduction to Mental Health First Aid at Work
Mental Health First Aid at Work - Part 1
Mental Health First Aid at Work is a workplace mental health training program that teaches participants how to notice and support an individual who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use concern or crisis and connect them with the appropriate employee resources. Learn more about the program at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/at-work/